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Health Talk: Advancements in Knee Replacement

Does knee pain impact your quality of life? Whether you experience aches and pains from overuse of your joints, or find arthritis robs you of the mobility you need for your activities, this health talk is for you. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Spencer A. Coray, MD, will discuss knee conditions and a range of treatment options,

Spotlight on Juana Stancil

“Since I began working at Puget Sound Orthopaedics I feel more confident in myself,” Juana told me. At the end of the month Juana will have worked in our surgery center as a Certified Nursing Assistant for six years. She is currently going to school to become a nurse because she loves to teach and


Spotlight on Gavin Smith, DPM

Science and carpentry.  That’s what drew Dr. Gavin Smith, a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon into medicine.  “It’s gratifying to fix things that are broken and I love that it’s a little bit surgery, medicine, and dermatology combined.”  Repairing fractures and deformities are his favorites.  He’s also excited about new implants that are used in

Spotlight on Michele Falsetta

Michele Falsetta has been with Puget Sound Orthopaedics (PSO) and Dr. Michael Martin for fifteen years. We wanted to give her a well-deserved moment in the spotlight before she retires. Michele’s versatility has allowed her to work in a variety of positions at PSO: at our front desk, in our MRI suite, and in our

Tacoma Rainiers Spring Training

Dr. Patrick Vaughan has been involved in supporting local sports teams for the last few years now including being the medical director for the Tacoma Rainiers for the last three seasons. When asked what has made him so interested in baseball Dr. Vaughan replied that his son loves the sport, saying “he’s an encyclopedia of

Employee Spotlight on April Puratich

“Teamwork, compassion and loyalty to patient care.”  This is how April Puratich, Medical Assistant to Dr. John Blair describes Puget Sound Orthopaedics.  Little does April know… that’s how PSO would describe her!  April has been working in our Tacoma clinic with Dr. Blair for 6 years and is an invaluable part of the PSO team. 

Employee Spotlight on Jamie Sanders

For 5 and a half years, the doctors and staff of Puget Sound Orthopaedics have had the pleasure of working with Jamie Sanders, receptionist at our Gig Harbor clinic.  Patients checking in to the clinic are always greeted by Jamie’s smile and geniality.  “Working next to Jamie and seeing that she always has a smile,

PSO Appreciates our PAs!

At PSO your healthcare team may include a Physician Assistant (PA).   A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional.  Our PA’s are an integral part of the delivery of your healthcare in a meaningful, timely fashion.  They perform many of the same duties as our surgeons including diagnosis and treatment of your condition, ordering


What’s our #1 Priority? HEALTH!

At Puget Sound Orthopaedics, health is our top priority—not only for our patients, but also the health of our amazing employees.  We know happy, healthy employees are the best employees, so we provide many healthy lifestyle options and educational opportunities for the hardworking women and men of PSO. All 3 of PSO’s campuses are 100%


Employee Spotlight on Leslie Faelnar

I vividly remember two things about my first day at Puget Sound Orthopaedics.  1. I was so nervous to join a new team that I thought I might pass out.  2. Just when I started to feel like I was in way over my head, I received a few kind words of encouragement that confirmed

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